and the May farmgirl blocks are..........
and this one for the gardeners out there.........
click the link and go here
aint she purty?
so for May........
pick one, two, or all three blocks.......
your choice and post them by the 23rd of the month so I can gather them all up for my post.
I used to have a free linky but not sure if this new computer has the saved info for me to do it.
I will try later when I have a moment
if so I will just let you all link up like "normal" linky parties LOL
but who said I am NORMAL????? ha ha
and the garden extra block above.......
cant wait to see them all!
gotta find a gray for my trowel. I may have to "gasp" buy some. not much gray in my stash........
hee hee I am SURE my friend Jenny Doan will accommodate me LOL
heck maybe I should start on the postage stamp one. I know I have lots of 1 1/2 inch squares from cutting up the rest of the blocks..........hmmmmm
(confession, I already cut out my purple and pink egg basket block)
Friday, April 28, 2017
this laptop is in dire need of quilting
the top has been finished for a long time
and I just love it
these guys are hiding in my room somewhere too
would like to find them and
make something with them
this one was finished long ago and I think
at a craft fair
it was a quilt that I cut wrong
(used two different width rulers by accident)
so a runner was made and it was cleared
out of the project line
this guy is made of denim weight fabrics
and I want to back it and tie it
love it too
I may need to put one little kitty to work
dont tell the labor board!
Thursday, April 27, 2017
I am thinking of getting my 2017 list ready
so I can start those projects
my sewing buddy has two doxies
one brown one like this named Brody
and a black one named Max
I bought this pattern to make for her
how adorable are they all in their
and the glasses..........
so I need to get at least one dog done to see
how it goes
worse case scenario a doxie pillow would work too!
my purples and pinks bin runneth over
so I decided to do a little cutting and put the pieces into this
some 5 inch squares
and 2 1/2 inch strips
then I will make more of those purple and pink
blocks that I found 2 of
an make a girly quilt
I have one granddaughter so
maybe she would like that this Christmas
for her bed
I will alternate the pinks and purples
by making the center one color
and the outside another
the good thing about cutting up stash like this?
a new tin to store useable pieces in
see it it getting full already
from the strips that would be too small
for this project
but will work for another
are you planning for Christmas yet?
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
theses hearts were made to comfort a friend
there was a call out for heart blocks
and a friend put them together in to a quilt.
to let her know we wanted to do something
to comfort her
to show her our love and concern for her well being
the two above were from Dunkin and Phoebe
and this one was from me
it represents her teary heart
surrounding her husbands heart
she has been gifted the quilt
which you can see
we love you Colette!
I love this pattern and may make more of them
they are kinda fun to play with
I bought a replacement for this guy
now just need to have someone dig out the
stump for me so I can plant it
I love the purple spikes of it and was so sad
last year when it died on my
it is an old plant as the
base was very very woody and dried up
nothing there green at all.........
if you were this book in my sewing room.......
where would you be hiding?
I want to make some foxes out of scraps
and hedgehogs too
but nope.......cant find it
also these guys
maybe they are all hanging out together?
love dresdans and this one
with the folded center star looks fun
more 2 1/2 inch squares for this
will be cut
if I find this guy I want to make a tote bag
out of him
I will pull some similar blues and pinks
maybe and do up an easy totebag for
the grocery store
how fun is that?
those farmgirls of you that still remain
sewing this quilt with us
what blocks would you like to do next?
would you like to do some of the
extra ones I gave you links for?
let me know and maybe we will choose
the two May blocks that way......
what cha say?
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
this was the front garden last year
right now the daffodils in the back are all in bloom
so pretty in a row of yellow
where this tower was last year I planted the lily
and another on the other side of the black pot
some purple viola in front for some color
later on I will be getting iris in deep purples coming out
the leaves are already there coming up
this ground cover is pretty but is kinda taking over
I want it on the other side
where the tree stump is
so I may be moving some to see if that can happen
this lily is coming up in the back too.
every year the cat next door used to lay in it
so I never got to see my flowers for long
hopefully with the front tree gone
he wont use it as a stakeout for birds
soon I will be getting my mosquito plants for the steps area
love these and they get so HUGE and fragrant
they smell like lemon so fresh and nice
and mosquitos hate them YAY
went looking to see if the hosta made it back again
I dont see it yet
am hoping it did
I want to have hosta inside the ring here
I also planted astilbe but that never came up
right now if you looked at my side garden here
you would see my bunny
with some pink hyacinths behind him
and a lonely red tulip
with some yellow tulips I added
and on the right the hydrangea
see how pretty?
another angle showing the little grape hyacinths
the leaves of the clematis are coming out
and the yellow rose near the flag is
looking better this year too
I gave her a good dose of coffee and banana
Monday, April 24, 2017
was a busy busy weekend here
no sewing or sewing room fun........
took my car into garage Sat for oil change and to fix noise and a recall
went in at 8;30 LEFT AT 1;30
oh man! almost $700 later..........
good thing while I was there I had some knitting to do!
I finished a blue dishcloth and started two more!
came home, ate lunch and was off again
back around 4
then out again to get some birdseed that was on sale
the other thing I did was plant my
new plants outside on Sunday
it may be a little early but they will
come up again next year
I planted my huge Easter Lily in
it was actually 3 plants!
also put the purple viola in front
wont that be pretty next Spring with
purple viola and yellow daffodils?
then in the side garden I planted yellow tulips
and a hydrangea
so so pretty
I looked at my lilac and in a week or so
they should be in bloom
yay! LOVE lilac
then I saw the birds landing on my
red maple looking for food
I stopped planted for a bit and
got out my feeders and food
that I had just bought on Sat
and I was gifted with the sight of these
so so cute
I have a feeling my allowance
will be going to the birds this year!
but they are so cute and need to eat too
how was your weekend?
Sunday, April 23, 2017
I have been cleaning out again
organizing things as I find them
so that when I have the urge to sew
I can grab and go
Dunkin got tired waiting for me I guess
so tired he was sleeping in my coffee! LOL
I have been looking for these
if memory serves me right I should have a box
of about 20 cut and sewn ready to put together with zippers
I think the zippers were already coordinated and pinned on
gotta dig a little deeper I guess
so then I wanted to look for my 365 circle project
I think mine will become half a year
and call it done
IF I can find it.....LOL
I went looking for this
you followers remember back in 1842 when I started
this one right? a challenge to take a UFO block
and each time the row had a purpose
make a border
use a color not used in the block
well this is where she stalled.........
and I dont know WHY
because I LOVE it
loving that border of 9patch
maybe I didnt have enough to keep making?
gotta find it and get er done
I am thinking after that border it should be almost a good lap
so then I FOUND these
this was 2 blocks from a day of play
took charms in purple and pink
and bordered them in 2 1/2 strips
I am thinking I was gonna make a girl
but not sure
I should finish it up and make for my
I think she loves those colors
dont all little girls?
I certainly have lots of pink and purples
now that that is organized so I should get crackin!
I also found this
just need to add the two borders and quilt er up
another one to finish up quick
this one is put away to quilt.........
was a jelly roll race to see if I could do it
had an old jelly roll and just played one day
one day sewed them end to end
the next before work I sewed them up
wish I had seen the one where you add the little blocks
of color to seperate them out
before I made it
but I still like it
did all this in my sewing pjs LOL
found this guy too
ready to back and quilt
seems like lots of the tops need backings
maybe I should be doing scrappy backs huh?
and of course not finding what I was looking for........
I had to watch my mouth!
those bad words came out of nowhere
not much done but both Dunks and I am tired
MAYBE soon I can get more room in this
sewing room so I can breathe and get things done!
Saturday, April 22, 2017
April blocks are the star and the mama hen blocks
not sure how many of you are still plugging along but that
we will soon pick Mays blocks
post your blocks so I can share with everyone!
the ones above are mine. I did them the beginning
of the month as I knew it would be a crazy month for me
this one is Jackys
so so purty she is all in roses.......
this one is Barbaras
she caught her crossing the road! LOL
are you still farmgirling with us?
show us your mama hen and star blocks
this block was a UFO block
I think because I didnt like the scale of the big
flowers in the yellow fabric
so I played
and cut it on point
hmmmm not bad I made it an 8 inch
block so it will go in that slab quilt
then I played with the cutoffs
hmmm if I add more fabric I can make a pinwheel
and maybe add it to the slab quilt too
I figured I would throw in a few UFO blocks
between the slabs just for fun
then I found this blue block............
and this partial block...........
ok, is this a joke of the sewing fairy?
finish one off and then more appear?
I need to find some projects like
totes or something
to make with UFO blocks
I seem to have ah hem......
accumulated quite a few.......
(don't know HOW that happens!)
whats in your UFO box?